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obama. tonight, how he won, why mitt romney lost, and the message voters across america sent last night. we'll have a look at all the trends and results. >>> also tonight, the east coast is taking another hit of extreme weather, and it is going to get worse. it means more trouble for millions of people already hit hard by hurricane sandy. the storm, and the election, nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, while the nation tries to recover from a deep recession, and in a presidential race, we were after all, all told, was as close and as tight as they get. barack obama, the 44th president of the united states was reelected last night. he was somehow able to stitch together a convincing victory, winning just about all of the battleground states that were so heavily fought over in the most expensive race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family becoming the third consecutive two-term president we've elected. that has not happened since the time of presidents jefferson, madison, and monroe. president obama won a decisive victory in both the
women voters. >> bill: the reason mitt romney should have confronted the president over libya is that after the debate, the media would have been forced to cover the story, which is a major embarrassment to the president and speaks to his overall leadership. it's not just about libya. it's about honest representation in the oval office. and it's about effective anti-terror measures. romney should have made that issue center stage. because he did not, the press and the voters basically ignored it. still, still, after the third debate, romney had some momentum. but it was suddenly blown away by hurricane sandy. that disaster took romney off the front pages for five days while president obama dominated the news cycle and gained credibility after he was praised by conservative new jersey governor chris christie. obama supporters were delirious with joy. >> i'm so glad we had that storm last week because i think the storm was one of those things. no, politically i should say not in terms of hurting people. the storm brought in possibilities for good politics. >> bill: exit polling
voters' impressions before mr. romney had the money to do it for himself. if it doesn't work, we're not going to have enough money to go have a second theory in the fall. mr. messina, according to people in the meeting. the president gave his approval. the risky obama campaign strategy worried ann romney. the "washington post" writes today, ann would come to me and said eric, what are we going to do about this? said eric fehrnstrom. another romney adviser said the group think today is if we were to go back and change one thing, we would spend more money and more strongly defend mitt, push back on the rich guy, the tax rate issue, the bain capital issue. of course, pushing back against the image of mitt romney is a rich guy who paid an extraordinarily low income tax rate and was a bain capital profiteer and based on layoffs and outsourcing would be pushing back against the truth. bill o'reilly said the win went to the smartest team. >> if mitt romney had a guy as smart as david axelrod, the governor would be celebrating tonight. >> as of this hour, president obama has won 303 elec
% of young voters. mitt romney was stuck with angry, old white males. and that is the face of the republican party today. that's their problem! we'll talk about that and a whole lot more but here she is in los angeles with today's current news update, all of the latest, lisa ferguson. hey, lisa, take it away. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. look forward on some state ballot proposals recreational marijuana is now legal in colorado and washington. but washington officials say do not expect it on the shelves any time soon. and some say this could actually do more to deter marijuana use than allow it. that's because to stop people from driving while high, officials could create a rule similar to the way we treat duis now. but the stays in your system much longer than alcohol so someone who smoked a joint a week ago could still get busted today. >>> remember all of that bipartisanship from chris christie? well, that was fun while it was convenient. now he is saying he wouldn't call his a
this bickering in washington, you voters settle it, here's the choice, mitt romney agreed it's a big choice. the voters settled it. and that's a lot of capital on the president's side. >> all right. richard wolffe, e.j. dionne, great to have you with us on "the ed show" tonight. remember to answer tonight's question there at the bottom of the screen. share your thoughts on twitter and on facebook. we always want to know what you think. coming up, putting this very big victory into perspective. president obama now has brand-new political capital. john nichols will join me. where is the opportunity? [ female announcer ] with swiffer wet, a better clean doesn't have to take longer. i'm done! [ chuckles ] sweet [ female announcer ] swiffer's wet mopping cloths can clean better than mops in half the time swiffer. better clean in half the time. >>> coming up, the path to victory. a look at president obama's historic re-election of john nichols. and now terry o'neill will weigh in and what's the future. and the ground game beat out big money. leo gehrard on the success of the get out to vote effor
by 53% to 43%. and more than half of the voters we talked to said they saw mitt romney's policies as favoring the rich. only about a third said they favored the middle-class. governor romney campaigned as a business leader who could create jobs and fix the economy. but when we asked who'd do a better job of handling the economy, romney ended up with only about a one-point advantage here, 49% to 48%. so the president effectively neutralized the economy issue which had been thought to be so dangerous for him. scott? >> pelley: anthony, thanks very much. as nancy cordes was just telling us, we're about seven weeks from those automatic tax increases and budget cuts that are due to kick in automatically. congress design the so-called fiscal cliff to be so painful that it would force a compromise between the white house and capitol hill. but the voters have returned the same politicians wh politicianst reach a deal last time. here's wyatt andrews. >> just weeks away from now loom it is so-called fiscal cliff. >> reporter: under pressure from the fiscal cliff, house speaker john boehner
touch with. >> reporter: the numbers tell the tale. mitt romney actually won white voters by the biggest margin of any candidate since ronald reagan in 1984. but they are a shrinking portion of the vote. the obama coalition's growing by leaps and bounds. latinos, for the first time, are now 10% of the electorate. obama won their big time. more than twice as many unmarried women backed obama over romney, also a growing sector of the vote. and the president once again got huge support from young people. so, how will republicans react? >> hey, any of you guys in there want to come sit in my chair today? anybody? >> reporter: a shell-shocked rush limbaugh offered one option. contempt for obama supporters. >> they think that the only way they're going to have a chance for anything is if somebody comes along and takes from somebody else and gives it to them. sanda claus. and it's hard to beat santa claus. >> reporter: that old slander that americans who support obama are all somehow moochers and takers, it's become bedrock belief for more republicans. mitt romney echoed it. >> 47% who are with
, the public started to pick the candidate. the public -- the registered voter summit romney. it is a new world of politics and now with the internet, twitter, is so instantaneous, the republican public, registered republicans are selecting candidates and they selected mccain, the right wing said they did not like and they selected from the that the bright wing said they did not like. you can i go for the right. they are in a dilemma. tavis: it is a new ball game. this is not rocket science. i cannot figure out, i do not know how you expect any candidate on the republican ticket to run far right to get the nomination, and then to hasselbeck to the middle for the general election without the democratic whooping him upside his head about flip-floping. once you get to the general election, you have flip-flop so much, -- >> what do you do? you need the right guy. have beenbe, i objective. i will never tell who have -- i have voted for. i have voted for democrats and independents. the perfect guy may be marco rubio. latin, florida, changing state to appeal, young. he is conservative but he has to ap
. romney tried to be moderate center. it was too late. they have to appeal to the latino voter. thougthe latino voter will be te majority american in 2020. that is eight years away. you have to make a better appeal to them. they may have just misbegun. they have to reevaluate were there. i do not know what the answer is. the tea party held a press conference today. they blamed it on romney. they said we have -- that was the leap to establish the candidate. i do not know how they are blaming him. he won the primaries and they paid the price. tavis: there is a much talked -- so much talk. this is the guy that they did not want. they tried to pull everybody and his mama out of the ether to run for this and what it chris christie, jenna bush, -- jeb bush and the governor of texas. >> who is they? tavis: the republicans. >> when kennedy won the democratic nomination, there were only seven primaries. seven. that was called the back room. in the back room days, i am not sure that was not better. the league, the people got together and said this is our guy. when the primary system came in really
facing uphill climb mr. romney did not do particularly well he got blown out with latino voters. mr. obama beating mr. romney with latino voters. women's vote. disadvantage for the g.o.p. continues. there you see again mr. obama with a commanding advantage over mr. romney. and lastly the youth vote. mitt romney's campaign didn't spend a lot of time courting these constituencies tried on occasions but it wasn't the overall focus of how they did it as opposed to the president's campaign which microtargetted. county by county, neighborhood by neighborhood. street by street and picked up these votes. and as a consequence. in the last time back four years ago republic party moved with the tea party to the right. in the next few weeks and months certainly before the 2014 mid terms the g.o.p. will have to look what kind of course it is going to take. >> shepard: a lot of they will calling for a move further to the right. the president said he might want to meet with governor romney. how is that going over? >> well, last night in the president's victory remarks. he said that he would be hap
's the choice, mitt romney agreed it's a big choice. the voters settled it. and that's a lot of capital on the president's side. >> all right. richard wolffe, e.j. dionne, great to have you with us on "the ed show" tonight. remember to answer tonight's question there at the bottom of the screen. share your thoughts on twitter and on facebook. we always want to know what you think. coming up, putting this very big victory into perspective. president obama now has brand-new political capital. john nichols will join me. where is the opportunity? are all the photos! you did! no you did! [ male announcer ] or free data transfer when you buy a windows 8 computer at staples. another way staples makes it easier to upgrade. to start her own interior design business. she's got a growing list of clients she keeps in touch with using e-mail marketing from constantcontact.com. constantcontact is easy and affordable. it lets her send out updates and photos that showcase her expertise and inspire her customers for only $15 a month. [ dog barking ] her dream -- to be the area's hottest interior design
romney among hispanic voters 3-1 in nevada costing the republicans the white house. >> they think about us almost like a second thought. we need to have the hispanic vote. >> reporter: las vegas businessman, a republican for 40 years says many in his party need to learn to reach out too and to soften their stance on immigration such as on programs to give illegal immigrants permission to work if they were brought to the u.s. as children. right now it stands do you believe that there are enough republicans who really believe in compromising -- >> i believe it. >> reporter: you believe it right now? >> right. if i don't believe it then i won't be able to be a republican. >> reporter: in florida, colorado and nevada the percentage of the electorate that is hispanic has increased 1 percentage point or more in the last four years. by 2016 at least 2 million more latinos will be eligible to vote. the obama campaign went out of its way to reach hispanics. airing ads like these. [ speaking foreign language ] it's that sensitivity that mario said was missing from the romney campaign. >> we are t
the g.o.p.'s mitt romney has 44% of women and 51% of men in his corner. women voters in battleground states are the coveted demographic according to two campaign experts. >> i think if you look at the president has done with the economy, it is very far reaching, just across the country women have access to capital to start small business, let's not forget his very, very first bill that he signed in to law was lily ledbetter fair pay act. it's a tremendous accomplishment. i think that shows his devotion and his commitment to women. >> first thing you have to ask is, what are women concerned about today, it's jobs, job security, opportunities for themselves and for their loved ones and in particular for their kidss there a brighter future. this is mitt romney's message to women to all americans. is that he is going to put in to place economic policies that will create growth which will create the jobs, be the energy to small businesses start growing again. >> we asked the experts whether reproductive rights is a decisive issue for women voters this year. >> it is for the barack obama c
was able to brutally define mitt romney and was brilliant in his targeting of the voters he needed to get out. >> so, give me your bottom line on the republicans now. we talked about the soul-searching. what do they do next? >> reporter: soul-searching, perhaps civil war. you have to look at this party right now. they have won the popular vote only once since 1988 in the presidential race. and it was probably best summed by the head of the american conservative union. he said the party is too old, too white and too male. they lost young women, single women by 40 points, hispanics by almost 40 points, blacks by more than 80 points. this is a party that has to create a much bigger test. >> so he's saying it's a wakeup call. thank you so much, george. >>> and, as we said, after the big speeches last night, there was a jolt of reality today. wall street plummeted, a one-day drop that was the worst in nearly a year. the dow down more than 300 points. was it the election? was it worry about grid lock in washington all over again? abc's bianna golodryga has some answers. >> reporter: wall street
than needed. that total included florida's 29 electoral votes, which were romney won white voters, but their share of the electorate was down slightly from 2008. mr. obama overwhelmingly captured black and latino voters. last night, he sought to appeal to both sides of the political divide. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. wih your stories and your struggles, i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do, and the future that lies ahead. ( applause ) >> reporter: as a first step, the president telephoned congressional leaders today to talk about priorities for the rest of the year. he also said he hopes to talk to romney in the days ahead on how to move forward. >> ifill: ray suarez reported for us from obama election headquarters last night. he joins us from chicago now. hi ray. tell us what did the president-elect and the president-- same person, do today? how it he spend his day? >> suarez: he got to spend the night in his own home
for mitt romney. >> ifill: we examine the messages voters sent yesterday with jeffrey brown, who looks at the makeup of congress and the new laws around the country. >> woodruff: what to do about the fiscal cliff, healthcare and immigration? we explore the challenges ahead in the next four years. >> ifill: and back with us again, for analysis, are mark shields and david brooks. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshoovidided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: for the first time in four years, president obama did not have to worry about re-election today. still, there was little time to savor tuesday's victory, in the face of a potential fiscal crisis at the end of the year. "newshour" correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage on this day after the election o
. a lot of republican pundits thought this was a slam dunk for mitt romney. voters were saying it's the economy and jobs, unemployment was just below 8%. they thought mitt romney would win. what went wrong? >> well, first of all, i don't know why anybody would think it's going to be easy. in 116 years, one incumbent president who sought reelection after taking the white house away from the other party, which is what obama did, only once has that president lost. but in this case, it's a very, very close election. the country is very divided, and very closely divided. you get a democrat president, 30 republican governors out of the 50, so the country is very divided, this wasn't like some big blowout for the democrats. interestingly, too, matt, 11 1/2 million fewer people voted in this election. >> right. >> and that to me is something that we need to all think about, republicans and democrats. >> chuck says it's all about the demographics. so let's get to them. mitt romney did very well with white voters in particular white men, but he lost every other demographic group including h
. and the tea party isolated mitt romney from mainstream voters linking him top rabid ideology that he could not shake as he desperately tried to move to the middle in the closing weeks of the campaign. lesson: the loudest most rabid voices don't often command the votes needed to win in november. second in the melting pot that is america inclusive trumps exclusive. whether it's single women young adults or minorities alienating the most rapidly growing voting blocs is just not smart politics. latinos voted three to one for the president. to survive the g.o.p. needs to invite people in, not shut them out. third, pandering on everything doesn't work at the end of the day. at some level constancy of views matters when running for the presidency. you can't be a thing logical right winger on issues of contraception and women's health and then suddenly pretend to be moderate route sacrificing your credibilitying. en every issue that matter, the etch-a-sketch approach was a debilitating factor that was corrosive to the core function of the president strength and leadership. fourth we really did bui
white and mitt romney would have won last night but that is not how it was. so white voters made up 72% and so we are living in their different world where you can win white voters so that romney won white voters by 21 which was as high a margin as we have seen since the 1980s but when you are losing a chunk of the electorate, 25 to 28% and that 80/20 range is not sustainable so that is the big thing going on with that. >> what was the first and second thing that you saw or heard that told you that this might not be such a good night? >> florida. but it was so tight and obama was a little bit ahead and he continued to be ahead and when you look at the counties -- >> will the route to 70 without florida? >> florida was not a good sign. so you no end in terms of again, when we look at the swing voters as well as terms of how did they do, when you look at the exit poll data, and dependence max were from it running usually when we are having these discussions independents help determine the election but that didn't happen this time, again because of all these other margins that were going
it was mitt romney or barack obama that the country recognized that the voters had spoken and that they had given a mandate to whoever was going to get elected, whether it was obama or romney. it happened to be obama. he's the first person since ronald reagan to get a majority of the popular vote twice. nobody's done that since ronald reagan. i don't see how you can say he doesn't have a mandate after he won 313 electoral college votes, florida still outstanding. republicans don't realize that the past four years of tearing this president could be and obstruct -- down and obstructing an agenda, they don't realize that the american people have sent a message to them that this' not something that's acceptable, they're going to continue to lose elections. megyn: let me ask you if that's right, michael. it's only been two years of republican obstructionism because the democrats and barack obama controlled all three, you know, the house, the senate and the white house for the first term. >> megyn, please, don't confuse us with facts at this point. come on, after this campaign? here's what we've
by an establishment candidate like mitt romney. the white establishment is now the minority. the voters, many of them, feel the economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. you'll see a tremendous hispanic vote for president obama. overwhelming black vote for president obama and women will probably go president obama's way. people feel that they are entitled to things. and which candidate between the two is going to give them things? >> bill o'reilly on fox, on election night. they want stuff. very much reminiscent of mitt romney's 47%, it. >> as if all of those corporate leaders and folks who bankroll the romney campaign did not want stuff. repatriate all of the [indiscernible] that they cannot bring back to the united states without paying federal income taxes, which is the great secret of the wealthy america. but that is a thing they want the most, all the money they have in offshore accounts that they cannot bring back to the u.s. because they would have to pay taxes and they're hoping for an amnesty from the new administration to be able to repatriate those billions and trillions
or romney. still not sure. every election these undecided voters wait until the very last -- wait a second were these the same. oh, my, god. the same people from before? really? again. after all these years. >> because we're thinkers. we're thinkers. >> okay. you are going to decide tonight. nobody's getting out of here if they don't make a decision. nobody. >> can i go to the bathroom first. >> jaw meal, are you did you de. clearly i wasn't getting through to them. clearly i'm no expert so i sat down with sh shina. >>y been studying choice and the waive we make choices in our life. >> how do you decide who you're going to be rooting for in this election? >> i did feel that this is not an easy choice. >> oh no, no, no, no. >> jon: the choice lady. the choice lady couldn't choose. >> that's right. >> jon: what did you do. >> you know me, jon i'm kind of known around the office as a problem solver full of ingenuity and whatnot, so i took care of business. give me one good reason why i shouldn't take my shoe off my foot and beat every single one of you to death with my high heel. >> electio
, but that was more than offset by zero white voter turnout at its lowest level since 1992. additionally, romney attracted only the support of 59 percent of those white voters. young voters were a huge reason for the president's victory in 2008, and they turned out for him again yesterday. president obama taking 60 percent of the under 30 votes to govern romney's 37%. governor romney nearly one the independent vote, which he is expected to win at least according to some polls by double digits. instead, the margin was 49%-45. the governor needed to do much better than a virtual split amongst those who don't identify with either party. in the end, turn out tells the rest of the story. 38 percent of registered democrats cast a vote. only 32 percent of republicans turned out yesterday. numbers nearly identical to that 2008 election when democratic voters outnumber republicans by 7%. president obama, as he did after his first election, pledged to work with both political parties and made an appeal to those who voted against him. >> and whether i earned your vote and not, i have listened to you. i hav
the president's organization and support. >> reporter: romney's defeat has already started the gop talk about better courting the minority polls. romney got clobbered 82% obama on latinos. the president carried women 54- 44 and among younger voters obama won 60% to 37. campaign spending was about evening, but romney's social media and internet campaign paled by comparison to the president's. the high point of romney's bid was his first debate performance. >> you've been president four years, said you'd cut the deficit in half. >> reporter: exit polls say romney won on jobs and the economy. some say he waited too long to court moderate swing voters with bipartisan rhetoric which some insiders pushed for sooner. >> at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: for romney that was a high note on which to end it and so which he did. aides say if the president's offer is serious, at the appropriate time romney is willing to talk but for now he's spending time with family. carl cameron
was reelected, i have some maps of want to show you. first, voters. red represents romney, blue represents the president. as you might expect, it is a big concentration of population. if you look along the coast here, the northeast, up in detroit your, the west coast, california, uc president's support. the red, of course, is romney support. take a look at the map of the unemployed. there are some similarities. lots of unemployed in mature areas and centers. california, concentrations of unemployed and also here on the east coast and down into florida. here is what is interesting. republicans made the assumption incorrectly, as it turns out, the voters in states with high unemployment would kick the bums out. obama out of office to try to find somebody who would solve the jobs problem in this country it turns out the opposite happened. take a look at this map. can we go back? thank you. so, if you let one map over the other, they are the same essentially command it is surprising because essentially the republicans that the people would come as i said to of both the bonds out and it did not
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